Launched three years ago as part of Southern Cross School's fund-raising campaign, the Laborie African Bush Banquet is clearly more than just some local potjie cook-out. <i>Earthyear</i> joins a unique bush bash that provides funds for education and a marketing opportunity for ecotourism outfits.
You'd expect Louis Liebenberg to be even more of a household name in South Africa than Laurens van der Post. He has spent far more time with the San. Even more important, he has devised a revolutionary system by which they and other illiterate trackers can record field data on a hand-held computer.
Do a web search with the words "young voter", and most responses invariably include the word "apathy". But apathy is not necessarily the reason for a low turnout of young voters. We must address their issues, and not simply assume that the messages aimed at broader society will also make a difference for young people.